PINOT NOIR SIX BOTTLE SAMPLER FROM NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand Wine Navigator
Explore the beauty and diversity of New Zealand Pinot Noir. Discover how six small, family estate wineries uniquely craft their wine from this exceptional grape. Uncover the difference terroir makes to flavor, structure and complexity as you traverse five different wine growing regions over two islands.
The first Pinot Noir hails from the southern tip of the North Island in the region of Martinborough. Big Sky’s Pinot Noir is so elegant and balanced, yet the finish seems to last forever. Moving south to the South Island of New Zealand, we have Forrest Winery in the infamous Marlborough. Best known for Sauvignon Blanc, the region also produces spectacular Pinot Noir that are ripe and full of plum due to the long hours of sunshine in this part of the world.
A couple of hours to the Northwest of Marlborough you’ll find Brightwater Winery in the Nelson region. Brightwater produces another of the more elegant styles of pinot, with dark cherry fruit and balanced acidity.
We travel to the deep south of the South Island for the last three wines in this pack. The Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir from the cold climate region of Waitaki Valley in North Otago is the flagship of our line. It has big bold fruit, dark purple color, great spice and a finish that goes on and on. It will age very well for several years. Just south of the Waitaki Valley is our last destination, Central Otago. Another cold climate growing region, Central Otago is the southernmost wine growing region in the world (it’s only 1000 miles to Antarctica from here). The Alex Gold Pinot Noir is deep purple with great earthy notes to balance out the fruit. The Wooing Tree Pinot Noir was amazing upon its release but now, several years later it has evolved into an outrageously good Pinot… The fruit is still beautiful, and the complexity is almost unmatched. We hope you enjoy the tour!